It is quite simple really if you abandon socialism. Russia
, and N Korea
all were once MAJOR food
exporters. $3,000.00 a year assumes no increase in productivity just redistributing from the rich to the poor. Most people in developed countries eat around 1 gross ton of food
per year, A small minority eat as much as 2 tons. Worldwide production of food is around 10 Billion tons of food per year, around 3 Billion tons is simply wasted. Add to that growing .7 Billion tons of corn for fuel
, (USDA), and paying US farmers NOT to grow on a percent of their fields. Over 100 million acres of productive farmland was burned, and salted during Russia's communist revolution, (the former breadbasket of Europe). With current technology there is enough arable farmland to feed 10-20 Billion people if more resources curently being spent for other endeavors was being spent for food production.
I believe, from what I have seen 30% waste of grown and prepaired food is not only accurate, but can be extrapolated to all other produced items. That of course does not even begin to account for the tremendous manufacturing expense of war materials, who's only purpose is to destroy not only themselves, but something else produced, (houses, factories, trains, cars, people, etc...).
If everyone worldwide could just follow the rules, (don't kill, or oppress/enslave, Don't steal, Don't bother, or invade things/places that don't belong to you), the world could save more than half of it's efforts and put them to more usefull tasks, IE feeding ourselves, and cleaning
up the mess from previous generations.
Our current course is to instead of working to make things better, working to take from those who have, (people/countries, races, classes
, etc...), and give to those who want, but are too lazy, uneducated to produce for themselves.